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Andrew Gasnolar

South Africa & University of the Western Cape, 2012

I am an Engagement Manager with Pegasys, management consulting firm, focused on providing institutional and strategic support for both private and public institutions focused on delivering sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions.

I am also a Columnist with The Huffington Post South Africa.

Then also:

Chairman and Director of the South African Mandela Washington Leaders NPC (alumni body of President Obama's Young African Leadership Initiative) Associate Director (Advisory Board Member) of the Africa Future Dialogue, which is a pan-African think tank; Columnist and Contributor for the Daily Maverick; World Economic Forum Global Shaper and member of the leadership team of the Cape Town Hub; Trustee of the non profit Tin Mugs Africa, which has a daily feeding scheme for early childhood development centers and sources funding for young children so they can access better educational opportunities

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Could you be a Mandela Rhodes Scholar?

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Could you be a Scholar?


We look for young Africans who have demonstrated the potential to embody our founding principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

On 1 January 2023, I will be between the age of 19 and 29

I am a citizen of an African country

I have an undergraduate degree with above-average academic results (70% + or Upper Second Class Honours)


We look for young leaders who aspire to the principles below and who have demonstrated the potential to live them out.


Do you aspire to be a visionary leader who has moral authority? Do you see leadership as more than just personal ambition - as a way to pursue the advancement of equality and freedom, human rights and human dignity? And do you want to guide and inspire others to reach their full potential?


Do you admire Nelson Mandela’s ability to bridge historic divides through our common humanity? Do you believe that reconciliation and reparation are the key to transforming our societies so that everyone can have equal opportunity to thrive? And are you prepared to begin by grappling with your own internal divides and difficulties first?


Do you have excellent academic results, but believe that your education should not only benefit you but make a difference to others? And do you understand that intellectual excellence must be accompanied by character and a rounded personality?


Do you want to see Africa take its rightful place as an equal and competitive presence in the global world? Have you demonstrated individual effort, innovation and creativity to this end?


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